NEW — Friday sports update

December 18, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:04 a.m. Dec. 18, 2009

Eagles stroke by Eastlake

Skyler Kersten won two events and swam on a victorious relay Dec. 17 to spark the Issaquah High School boys swimming team to a 111-74 KingCo Conference victory against Eastlake.

Kersten won the 100 freestyle in 52.74 seconds, and captured the 100 backstroke in 1;01.31. He also swam on the Eagles’ winning 400 freestyle relay that had a time of 3:36.28. Willy Matsuda, Jack Taylor and Brian Ruggles were other members of the relay team.

The Eagles also won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:38.97. Ben Halter, Spencer McCulloh, Austin Melody and Ruggles composed the relay team.

Other Issaquah first places came from McCulloh in the 200 freestyle, Taylor in the 50 freestyle, Brandon Pomeroy in diving and Matuda in the 500 freestyle.

Liberty gymnasts tumble to Mount Si

The Liberty High School gymnastics team lost to visiting Mount Si 160.05-145.5 Dec. 17 in a KingCo Conference meet. Cortney Schirman was Liberty’s only gymnast to crack the top three scores in any event. Schirman had a 9.1 to tie Mount Si’s Kennedy Richmond for first place in the floor exercise. Schirman also tied Mount Si’s Rachel Karavias for third place on the vault with a 8.4.

Mount Si’s Georgia Reynolds captured all-around honors with a 33.75.

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